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Machine Repair - 2nd or 3rd Shift

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Location: Lafayette, IN, United States
Date Posted: Aug 2, 2020

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For more than 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2019 sales and revenues of $53.8 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives.


Job Description/Requirements:
Responsibility to mechanically troubleshoot and repair complex domestic and foreign machine tools and related equipment, that perform milling, drilling, and grinding functions to cast iron and steel components. Applicant must possess the ability to troubleshoot and repair the following types of machines and components:

  • Examples of equipment to be repaired: Okuma, G&L, Mazak, Lamb, Landis (grinders), Waldrich Coburg, Ingersoll, Toyoda, Niles and a variety of others in the machine shop.

  • Example of related equipment: P&H cranes and hoists, conveyors, furnaces, washers, ABB robots.

  • Possess the ability to install, repair, and maintain hydraulic systems, ball screws, precision bearings, scraping principles, and a variety of other controllers on the machines in the machine shop.

  • Applicant must be able to read and understand machine tool prints, work with tight tolerances.

  • Applicant should have a thorough understanding of leveling and alignment of machines, alignment of shafts, gearing, welding, lubrication principles, pipefitting, and tube bending.

  • Applicant must possess basic electrical skills and the ability to operate basic tools to complete the machine repair job. 

  • Candidate must possess and show strong interpersonal skills and apply customer based service.

  • Applicant must be able to troubleshoot and properly rebuild precision gearboxes and spindles.




This solicitation is NOT for a mechanical apprenticeship program 

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Must have successfully completed an approved mechanical apprenticeship program or possess extensive experience in the mechanical repair of machine tools and related equipment
Top candidates will also have:
  •  Must be willing to work large amounts of overtime opportunities to support production   demands.
Physical Requirements:
  •  Must be able to work at heights and in confined spaces
  •  Must be able to lift 25 pounds
 Additional Information:
* Positions available on 2nd and 3rd Shift
* Relocation support may be available
* Full time position with full benefits (Healthcare, dental, vision, 401K with 6% company match, etc.)
* Please attach an updated resume

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals – including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities – are encouraged to apply.

This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to a specific employer, such as H, L, TN, F, J, E, O.  As a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at

Please ensure you frequently check the email account you provided on your application, including the junk/spam folder, as this is the primary correspondence method in our recruiting process.

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Aug 2, 2020


United States